Every day, we get bombarded by emails. I think I received nearly 40 before noon today. There are many I delete immediately (mainly “this is our best sale yet!” notes), and some I skim. But others I always make a point to read, and anything from Jen Bekman’s 20×200 makes the cut.
I’ll say this up front: I’ve never been big into the art scene. I’d rather collect functional water bottles than any kind of artwork. But after I subscribed to 20×200 (way back in 2010!), I’ve found I truly enjoy learning about art. And honestly, it is awfully nice to have something to read that has nothing to do with the news of the day.
20×200’s editors provide exposure, in manageable bites, to a wide range of artwork, with notes on art history, artists, and artistic methods. It’s a way for everyone from regular people to art collectors to dip a toe into the art world, collect a piece or two, and be transported to a different world for a few minutes once or twice a week. You can purchase a small print for as little as $24, or spend much more than that. All the artwork offered by 20×200 is limited edition — once the piece sells out, it’s gone, which makes it feel quite special. I’ve found a lot of art through 20×200 that I like, some art I don’t, and many pieces that make me think.
So if you think you might want some more art in your life but aren’t sure how to go about it, check out 20×200. It might be what you’re looking for.